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Semper Fi Audiobook

Semper Fi: Book One in The Corps Series

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Publisher's Summary

From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the story of the men of the Marine Corps, their loves and loyalties, an elite fraternity united by courage and honor, as they steel themselves for battle, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice....

©1986 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Action-packed...Difficult to put down.” (The Marine Gazette)

What Members Say

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    Kindle Customer Mesa, AZ, United States 05-20-16
    Kindle Customer Mesa, AZ, United States 05-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "anything he writes is great."

    As a former marine this story really hit home. great story, well read thank you

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    Daniel 05-09-16
    Daniel 05-09-16

    Enjoy listening to books while working it makes the day fly by.

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    "Semper Fi. until the day i die."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This give a great history of the Marine Corps before and during World War II


    What did you like best about this story?

    It seamed like things that happened in the 1930's and 1940's in the Corps still happen today.


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    Kris Hutchison 05-07-16 Member Since 2015

    Architect, 3D Designer, Krav maga instuctor and fan of science fiction and fantasy.

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    "Not bad but not a complete story"

    It is a pretty good start, but do not the story to resolve in any way.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Kidd boise 04-26-16
    Vicki Kidd boise 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth a second listen."

    I listened to the whole series several years ago. The characters become so real that I've never completely forgotten them. An excellent series.

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    Amazon Customer 03-02-16
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    Excellent book. Love the series. Would prefer another Narrator whose voice would more accurately reflect the main character, Kenneth McCoy. Mr. Hill's voice seems a bit to old to accurately portray McCoy.

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    William 02-06-16
    William 02-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book--hooked me for entire 10 book series"
    Where does Semper Fi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better I have heard, and made me want to continue the story with follow-on books in the series


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great combination of character development and history


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Ken McCoy is probably everyone's favorite, but there are many good characters.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Waltzmedarling Pleasanton, CA United States 01-12-16
    Waltzmedarling Pleasanton, CA United States 01-12-16 Member Since 2016

    I read to escape. Classic sci-fi/military sci-fi/fantasy. It is all about the story. No deep thought, no dream sequences... Entertainment

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    "Great First Book- prior to series going downhill."
    What did you love best about Semper Fi?

    Strong characters. Just enough action and sex to make it enjoyable. Although that much rampant sexuality and love at first sight becomes a bit unbelievable after time. At times feels a little like a romance novel. I enjoyed the first 3 books in the series and then found I couldn't continue.


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    CR Frisco, TX 12-25-15
    CR Frisco, TX 12-25-15 Member Since 2002

    I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.

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    "Soap Opera"

    I bought three and read two in the series before I realized it's just a war-themed soap opera. It was interesting enough to have me buy up through the third in the series, but I'm done. I liked the narration/voices except when he tried to do women. Speaking of which, the 'hero' is always trying to do women. That got a bit old. Overall, I only recommend this series if you like soap operas.

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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 08-28-15
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 08-28-15

    And Buffalo George

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    ""Brotherhood" of Marines?"

    Looks like another great series of books in the mold of the "Brotherhood" US Army books. Our hero is a mustang, commissioned in a strange way; he has a love interest not from his station in life and a good buddy of the same ilk who plays polo. The characters are marvelous, even if they seem to repeat, repeat, repeat. Well read, Dick Hill. And, in the end, the book just ends without fanfare. If I'd not just run out of time on the audio book, it could just continue. Wait! I think it will continue in book 2 :-/

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    William Assande 05-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not what I expected"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really, this entire series is more of a soap opera set in WWII rather than an action series. There is more implied sex than fighting.


    Has Semper Fi turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Just this author


    Do you think Semper Fi needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There are more books in the series but I have no interest in wasting my time listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know why these books are rated so high.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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